Companies tie more of workers’ pay to performance

ICS’ Hallock to WSJ “MarketWatch”: Employee’s view of pay may differ from the boss and coworkers
Cornell University, ILR School: ICS - Higher but riskier pay not preferred by everyone
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Employers are coping with lingering uncertainty and slow growth by passing risk on to employees through more pay-for-performance. But Institute for Compensation Studies Director Kevin Hallock warns in the Wall Street Journal’s Digital Network “MarketWatch” that employees may prefer a different approach. Hallock says they may be “interested in a more stable job with lower total compensation than a riskier job with higher compensation. Everybody is a little more worried about risk than they were in the summer of 2008.”

Read Hallock's complete comments in WSJ’s MarketWatch.